So darkness shall be the light, and stillness the dancing.
- T.S. Eliot
|Regatta buoy in Sansum Narrows...|
shades of "Rover" from "The Prisoner"?
Yeah, it was a "sixties" thing. Spot the paddler?
|The orange "balloon"...a water-bound moon.|
|The reflective deck rigging on the Spartan V1 gives the kayak |
a cruise ship-like elegance. (I'd choose the skinny boat anyday!)
This night, a seal quietly surfaces nearby. We see only the ripples in the water but we hear its breathing. A slow, rhythmical "whooshing" suggests the large wingspan of an eagle or a heron flying above us. Somewhere below, a giant octopus is probably soundlessly drifting in the current - better it stay there! Its "voice" would be too much of a good thing. :)
|Pausing, drawing in slow, deep breaths...|
and marvelling at the beauty of the night.
|Pathway to the moon.|
Or maybe, in the darkness out on the water, the mind is tempted to just...be "still". In so doing, we are more receptive to the subtle, yet sublime in nature.
|Looking less blue and more like a celestial regatta buoy,|
the amazing moon, last night, from Gabriola Island.
You may may find your mileage...very similar.
With the exception of the last image, all the pics were taken in Sansum Narrows, between Maple Bay and Saltspring Island. The image of the moon was a handheld shot (Canon SX40) from the front deck on Gabriola. From our perspective, the moon was rising over Vancouver International Airport. What a marvellous world this is...such beauty, and such mystery.